12 December 2018

Holiday Baking: Butter Cookie Recipe

The holiday season is upon us! And what could be more delicious than to sweeten everyone's wait time with traditional homemade cookies? Nothing completes the holidays like the aroma of cinnamon, oranges, and nuts and the enjoyment we get from biting into those crispy cookies.

Since the release of my recipe book 'TIS THE SEASON FOR CHRISTMAS COOKIES, I've been asked many times to share my favourite cookie recipe. Well, I'll gladly admit that the choice was not an easy one, but I've always been very fond my grandmother's butter cookies. They are easy to make, so delicious, and a classic that never goes out of style!

Butter Cookies
Recipe yields about 60 cookies


250 g flour
100 g sugar
1 pkg vanilla sugar
125 g butter
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp milk


Step 1: Combine flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, butter, and 3 egg yolks and knead until the ingredients form a smooth dough.

Step 2: Shape mixture into a ball, wrap in plastic and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 4: On a floured surface, roll out a portion of the dough to 4 mm thickness. Shape cookies with different cookie cutters and place them on a baking sheet.

Step 5: Mix remaining egg yolk with milk, brush mixture on the cookies and decorate them with sprinkles of choice.

Step 6: Place cookie sheet in the oven on middle rack for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cookies cool completely on cooling rack. 

Allow yourself to be inspired by this decadent Christmas cookie recipe. For more traditional recipes and modern reinterpretations, please click HERE. Hope you enjoy these easy to re-create cookie and cake recipes. Wishing you and all of your family members a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

If you try this recipe, snap a pic, and don't forget to tag me @authorapiperburgi
I would love to see your creations!       

Piper is the author of several non-fiction books, and recently added three historical fiction novels to her ever-expanding collection of published writings, In the Shadow of Her Majesty , The Country Girl Empress., and A Life in the Shadow of the Crown. When she isn't busy typing away on her computer, she can be found chasing after her furry children or holding on tightly to a good cup of coffee. Follow her on LinkedInFacebookGoodreads and Google+.
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